Slavik, The ring.
As the testing slowed, every member of the squad was told, or rather requested to view the 'spar' between the Sarge and this Maldovan defector. However Slavik merely grinned behind the helmet, "I think I'll remain in the...Siren for the time being. Test out the magnifying lens and gather some intel." He said to Fell zooming in on Petrov, the man was physically fit and clearly earned his rank and placement, "I can assume that the suit as some form of sound enhancer?"
"Well, yes, we bel-" Fell tried to explain but Slavik simply ignored the rest of the sentence wanting to turn his attention on gathering information on this Petrov though he did hear a vague comment about him being single minded... or something.
"Would you prefer a non-classified profile on l-" Spectre's AI began saying through the headset but Slavik dismissed it as well, "I am looking for first hand information to draw my opening observation, not second hand information."
"I'll give you a couple minutes to try it out, my colleague has asked you to remove it... but then this is an important field test. After all we haven't had a specialist try it out all the functions, may prove useful in the following calibrations." Fell mused as he stood back, "Spectre please make notes of what's said, I think it would be useful to know how subject Slavik operates, the staff might find it useful."
But as the scientist spoke, Slavik had already begun making his observations before Spectre began recording his own reflections.
Special forces, interesting. Appears the Sarge uses enemy tactics, useful considering it'll allow him to counter enemy strikes. But makes that stance vulnerable to disciplined Maldovan fighters. May also clash with more commonly used stances. An assumption, maybe proven wrong. Slavik whispered to himself focusing on what was happening in the ring, Petrov makes use of traditional Maldov styled combat, predictable and understandable. Effective.
As the fight began Slavik had the camera zoom out slightly to gather a better view of their movements, how they used the ring... or rather how they didn't. They seemed more fixed at the center of the ring, interesting.
Two shots in by Cole, collar bone and knee, mark for potential exploitation, note, avoid grappling. Not an option due to size difference, not unless using environmental advantage. Idiot! Sacrificing an arm in close combat isn't smart, Cole's anger is getting the best of him. Think man. He cursed quietly before the sergeant's next stance and following explanation caused him to raise an eyebrow, Interesting, unconventional use of combat, philosophy in principle is similar to Cernovian fighting in the manner that is; one must be unorthodox. Psh, but the loss of an arm caused Cole's downfall. Hopefully he'll learn from this, take into account your injuries before determining one's action. However I will not suggest it myself. Possibly demeaning and would question his command. Not suitable for the current situation. Petrov shows no signs of injury yet. Knee best option for now.
"Are we done yet? I'd rather not get scolded by the higher ups, you know." Fell pointed out as Cole was brought away. However Slavik had noticed the argument between the two... scientists as he zoomed out and instead focused on them.
"Almost done, Spectre bring up the name of the woman talking to McGovern."
"ST. MORITZ, Myra, Date of B-"
"That is all. Petrov may be holding back, caution, however St. Moritz may have a biased opinion. Cause; unknown, speculation... distrust and dislike for new recruits. May believe that the higher ups have chosen wrong. Throwing rank, does not seem to take diplomatic stances or approaches. First observation, subject to change. McGovern does not seem to hold Petrov in high regard. Clashes between members. Speculation. Nothing more. Appears primary observation to hold partial truth. Wishes to 'expunge' the weak from the program."
"Isn't that a bit harsh?" Fell mildly protested, "Even if it's true. You do know I'll be forwarding this to the rest of the staff."
"Fully aware. Doing my job. Psh, cheap shot, typical ankle biting backstage politics, unprofessional. Regardless of McGovern's relations with Eckhart. Possible sign of jealousy or perhaps a reflection of personality."
"Ankle bitting- Really? Wait... how many observations are you ma- okay out of the suit, right now. As much as I enjoy hearing you make those observations, it slipped my mind what it said in your profile."
"Brisk and Methodical, yes. "
Fell remained quiet for a while as Slavik began to remove his suit, "Your coming up with a worse case scenario, keeping tabs on everyone who might betray you... I remember now why I was somewhat happy I left the homeland, you're- no we're all paranoid."
"Perhaps, but better to expect the worse than be caught unaware. After all that is what cost us our home and what caused us to be chemical bomb-"
"Yeah, I am aware... I'm also aware of the fact you don't seem to be remotely fussed about either fact, I've been out long enough to know that... Urg, never mind. I think my main concern is that you don't seem to be angry or... affected by any of this."
"Facts are facts. Get carried away and you end up like Sergeant Cole. On a gurney. "
"I'd hate to be your roommate. To know that the person who shares the bunk is constantly watching my every move..."
"Who says he's the only one I'm observing. Like you said, I'm coming up with a worse case scenario for everyone, Cole, Zahari, McGovern, Petrov. Even the rest of the staff. You might want to ensure I don't wander about at night. Might help you sleep but then it might not. " Slavik said as he moved away from the Siren and Fell, making his way to the ring.
"You're a piece of work, aren't you."
"Doesn't that say so in my profile?"
It didn't take Slavik long for him to get by the ring, by now Ren was almost ready to rip off Petrov's head... or at least try to do so. Ishii appears to use a Anatolian stance, suspect that Petrov will know how to counter this, considering his role as Spec-Ops. Speculation regarding whether or not Ishii will realize this depends on mindset. Appears that she cares little. Something more than pride is going on. He reflected quietly to himself as he took his place without saying a further word to anyone in the squad.